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G.W.U. 


ENGINEERS MONTHLY , f 

George Washington Iliwefsi 


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mecbelecm 


Wasiiiiifton, 0. £. 


VOL. VI NO. I 




THETA TAU 
HONORS 


WASHINGTON, D.C. 


NOVEMBER , 1946 


DEAN FEIKER URGES 
JOINING SOCIETIES 


F. A. HOWARD 

Mr. Frank A. Howard was initiated a: 
an honorary member of Gamma Beta, the 
George Washington Chapter of Theta Tai 
professional engineering fraternity, 
on October 19th. J 

Mr* Howard was born in Danville 
1X1., on Jan. 5, 1890. He was graduate 
from George Washington University in 
1911 with a Bachelor of Science in 
Mechanical Engineering. From 1911 un- 
til 19U he attended the School of £ 
at George Washington University, gradu 

ating with an L.L.B. degree. While at 
tending law school he was employed bv 

l h ?v. U ;u S ‘^! Vernment as an examiner 
with the Patent Office. After obtain- 
lng his law degree, Ur. Howard was em- 
ployed by a local law firm. Since 

associ *ted with t^ stan- 
dard Oil Company of New Jersey, Mr. 
Howard h 88 been called upon to perform 
many varied duties, acting as an engi- 
neer and a legal advisor, both in the 
States and abroad. 

Mr. Howard told the following story 

\°hi S cT„f + e v. dl r erenCe ^tween the 
ethics of the European and the Ameri- 
c an engineering professions! While 
r ^ n t * contract »ith a German oil 

C tTttd y th!t C ““ e Up ° n one Phrase which 
atated that "none of the secrets of 

oil processing should be rewealed to 
any other organization." Another 

t*d*that' > »in*th 0n in the contract sta- 
in the event any 0 f the sec- 
rets were made available to another 

therc would be a * 200,000 
< Mr * Howard stated that 
he promptly informed the officers of 
the corporation that they could have 
one ° f .."“ ?T a8e8 but both. 

i.°s rr ” «“■* ■» 


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on page i 


CALENDER 

November 

6 Society meetings 
15 Sigma Tau - long 
20 Theta Tau - long 
27 Engineer's Council 
December 


4 

Society meetings 

11 

Theta Tau 

Sigma Tau 

17 

Engineer's Council 

25 

Christmas recess 

January 

8 

Society meetings 

IS 

Engineer's Council 

29 

Theta Tau 

50 

Sigma Tau 

February 

5 

Engineer's Council 

12 

ENGINEER'S MIXER 

15 

ENGINEER'S BALL 

19 

Sigma Tau - long 

26 

Theta Tau - long 

March 

5 

Society meetings 

12 

Theta Tau 

19 

Engineer's Council 

26 

Theta Tau 

Sigma Tau 

April 

2 

Society meetings 

9 

Engineer's Council 

16 

Theta Tau 

25 

Sigma Tau 

SO 

Theta Tau 

May 

7 

Society elections 

10 

ENGINEER'S BANQUET 

12 

Engineer's Council 


SUPPORT YOUR 
COMMUNITY CHEST 


"Learn People" 
States Head 

Dean Frederiok M. Feiker, speaking 
at the engineer's mixer, stated, 
"Engineering students have two pur- 
poses while at sohool: learning 
people and learning a profession." 
The engineering sooieties, in keep- 
ing with this dual purpose provide 
•fun at your work' programs to meet 
individual tastes in the Meohanioal, 
Civil, or Eleotrioal engineering 
fields. Meetings give each student 
a ohanoe to personally meet the 
leaders in his ohosen profession. 

At the same time they enable him to 
better understand the actualities 
of his profession. 

"Every young engineer who looks 
forward to a oareer of anoompllsh- 
ment should Join his fellows to gain 
their aid and fellowship and ideals 
and to share in the kind of coopera- 
tion among engineers whioh underlies 
progresa for the individual and for 
the industry," the Dean added. 

Membership is still open in these 
sooieties, and notioes of ourrent 
meetings will be posted on the 
bulletin boards. 


Sigma Tau Coaching 

Continuing a practice begun several 
years ago, the members of Sigma Tau, 
Honorary Engineering Fraternity, will 
be glad to give individual tutoring to 
those who desire it. 

Please drop a note, addressed to 
Sigma Tau, in the Engineering Office, 
giving your name, address, phone, and 
subject interested in. The member 
assigned will contact you and hours 
will be arranged. 



The KECHELECIV is published 
monthly by the undergraduates of 
the School of Engineering on the 
George Washington University, 

Mail may be addressed, c/o Office 
of the Dean, School of Engineering. 
Circulation 1750. 

Editor-in-chief .. .Marjorie Rhodes 
Hews Editor. . . .Bemadine Dunfee 
Circ. Manager. . John Slothover 
Business Manager.. Jim Le Croy 


With the expansion of the Sehool 
of Engineering the MECHELECIV has 
similarly enlarged. The oiroulation 
has increased from 1300 to 1760. The 
paper has grown from four to six 
pages. The UECHELECIV: Staff, sparked 
by new ideas and enthusiasm, will 
make eaoh issue worthwhile looking 
for. Support your papers suggestions 
and contributions are weloome . You 
will find a convenient box adjaoent 
to Dean Feiker's offioe. 


"Poem" 

By George Clark 

Hello, Mother dear, 

I'm writing from school 

(I should be working 
With my Li'l slide rulei) 

Slaving in the daytime. 

And studying nights. 

Doesn't cost a centime 

With the G.I. Bill of Rights 

Uncle Sammy pays my board; 

Playing poker pays the rent. 

My pay check buys me aspirin — 

I'm not broke,, but badly bentl 

When I'm not busy with ay work 
Or slide rule calculation, 

I worry 'bout the cost of things 
And sweat out our inflation. 

I try to sleep at night— in vain — 
Thinking of the future near. 

And wonder if it's worth the strain 
To be a doggone engineer! I 

P.$. Mom, could you send me ten — 
Till you know when? 


THE MECHELECIV 


Editorial 


Dean's 


PAGE 2 


With the tremendous influx of new 
students in the Engineering School, 
the picture of a student earnestly 
strugllng to gain an engineering edu- 
cation becomes an Infinitely complex 
one. The student's future prospects, 
as Dr. Marvin so effettively put over 
at the recent Engineer's Mixer, are 
somewhat hazy, Too much emphasis can- 
not be placed on the basic engineering 
curricula: mathematics, sciences, and 
humanities. The required progress in 
the first two can be achieved through 
individual application and study, but 
it is here at G.W. that the humanity 
aspect must he enlarged. A friendly 
attitude among the student* is natu- 
rally on of the most sought for in a 
situation such as the present one. 

"But how can these objectives be 
gained under the present set-up?", 
one is bound to ask. The answer to 
•this problem is not simple. There is 
much that we can do as individuals to 
help solve the problem. Let us put 
ourselves mentally, physically, and 
spiritually, to the grind and give 
our "darnedest". Take part in so- 
cial and extra-curricular activities. 
They are as much a part of your edu- 
cation as physics and mathematics. 

You will find your answer by joining 
one of the engineering societies and 
by engaging in acbool activities. 

We must now imagine ourselves in 
a post ion that we must hold at all 
costs, as though it were involving our 
fortunes , our honor, and our future 
happiness, for in reality it does! 

Yes, the final graph of the: Engine- 
ering School, on which each of us 
helps to plot points as individuals, 
must and will lead to the curve of 
perfection. 

A I E E 
CONFERENCE 

On October 26, 1946, George Kalv and 
Alfred Barauk visited the District 
Conference of the A.I.E.E. at Penn. 
State. The moat absorbing item of the 
program was a general tour of the 
school's laboratories. "More Active 
Student Participation" and "What In- 
dustry Expects of the Electrical En- 
gineering Graduate" were the main 
themes of the conference. It was fur- 
ther stressed that more non-technical 
sessions, such as dances and dinners, 
should be included in the year's pro- 
gram. Among the speakers were Dr. J. 
F. Calvert, National Chairman of the 
Student Activities, and Mr. C. A. 
Powel, past president of the A.I.E.E. 


Column 

Size has its problems. In common 
with all colleges of engineering, 
enrollment is greatly increased in 
our college to more than twice the 
peak of pre-war years. Many of the 
physical annoyances of crowded classes 
and over-worked laboratory facilities 
will be corrected by next semester. 
New instructors and new facilities can 
be found. These depend on the Univer- 
sity administration and are its re- 
sponsibility. 

There is a problem of size, however, 
in which our very much enlarged stu- 
dent body can help, the problem of 
getting acquainted. The School of 
Engineering of the George Washington 
University has maintained a fine 
school spirit. Students, alumni and 
faculty have worked together in get- 
ting an education. With classes of 
50 to 35 instead of 10 to 15 and with 
certain classes running even larger, 
250 to 300, unless we work at it, we 
shall lose this comradeship in educa- 
tion which has been an outstanding 
quality of our campus life. 

The engineering fraternities, the 
student engineering society chapters, 
the Engineers' Council's activities, 
the "Lounge", and the "tfecheleciv" 
are all instruments of acquaintance- 
ship. 

To all new comers we give a welcome 
and hope that each will find in this 
institution the gift of friendship 
which is the basis of a happy life. 

-Dean Feiker 


THE RADIO 

ENGINEER 

"A Radio Engineer ie a Demon w 
Passes as an exacting exc^t ^ Z 
b-sls of being able Cot£T 0 ™ t 
prolific fortitude infinite 

t /lT ehe ™ ible formulae 
ted with micromatic precision 

“® 8U ®P tlon ® which are based 
debatable lijrurea tjiiran 4 * ® 

eive experiments carried o* 
etruments of problematical 
persons of doubtful reliabii?*^ 
questionable mentality f or th« “ 
purpose of annoying and “ V ‘ 

hopelessly 

fanatics referred to eo< 

frequently as practical 


NOVEMBER, 1946 


THE MECHELECIV 


PAGE 3 


Keeping Alliance 

With Science 


Thin column hopes to achieve a 
worthwhile end in featuring education- 
al and informational highlights in the 
realm of science and engineering. It 
is altogether fitting in this opening 
issue, to review the story of one of 
the moot important and least publicised 
national groups, that performed so 
weritously during the war, the Nat- 
ional Inventors' Council. 

The NIC was set up by the Secretary 
of Commerce during the war years, 
under the Chairmanship of Charles F. 
Kettring, to screen the numerous pub- 
lic ideas submitted, in search of 
valuable inventions to aid the armed 
forces during the war. Similar in 
organization to the Naval Consultory 
Board of the first World War, the NIC 
received about 280,000 ideas and ac- 
cepted 80 of these. The Naval Con- 
sultory Board adopted only two ideas. 
One of these two ideas was a sonic 
method of detecting submarines under 
water. 


Engineers 
are People 


Short 



That a night student with a full day- 
time Job can be active in extra-curri- 
cular activities is graphically proved 
by cheerful, 
stocky, Felix 
Seissler, Eng- 
ineer's Coun- 
cil secretary 
and Theta Tau 
treasurer. The 
thirty-four 
year old father 
is also member 
of the A.S.C.E. 

He maintains a \ \ " 

5.4 average. | H 

Harried for K V H mtL IktL 

ten years, he dally commutes by street- 
car and bua from his home in Bethesda, 
Md. to his Job at the Public Roads Ad- 
ministration and to classes. 


Stop, EE! I Drop that slide rule! 

It is of vital importanoe to the 
eleotrioal engineering student that 
he avail himself of all the oppor- 
tunltiee to develop into an engineer 
graduate worthy to assume the res- 
ponsibilities of the soientiflo field. 

It was for this purpose that the 
AIEE student branoh was organised at 
GW. Join the looal EE sooiety, tigs in 
student membership in the national 
organization, reserve the first Wed- 
nesday night of every month for at- 
tendance and aotive participation. 

And for you*interested in IRE, there 
is a faint glimmer of hope, for plans 
are being made for your membership in 
the national IRE and attendance at 
Joint meetings with the AIEE o hap ter. 

With the large EE enrollment and 
the interest in membership sianifested 
at the short me sting in October, the 
prospects are brighter than at any 
time in the past. 

COMING ATTRACTIONS! Tou will hear 



Prominent on this Board of doll a r-a- 
year men, was Dean Frederick M. Felker, 
who beaded the division reviewing 
ideas for improvements in construction. 
Of the thousands of ideas’ received in 
this division, the most important was 
that of using landing mats for temp- 
orary roadways. Other important ideas 
were plans for tent construction, and 
a combination crane-trailer truck to 
lay spans for a 40 foot bridge. The 
latter was put into operation at 
Fort Belvoir, Va. 

Heading the division for medical 
ideas was Watson Davis, alumnus. 

The work of the NIC was little known 
during the war years because of a 
heavy military censorship, it is not 
surprising to hear that only 80 of 
the ideas were finally accepted, when 
we consider that the vast majority of 
ideas were either impracticable, un- 
economical, or fantastic as the yarns 
brewed up by second-rate science-fic- 
tion magazine writers. Such was the 
idea for a hidden airplane landing 
field buoyed high up in the sky by im- 
mense floating balloons. let one of 
the most valuable ideas was extremely 
simple in design; merely a square mir- 
ror with a small hole through the cen- 
ter used for signaling. The hole was 
to aid the user in following the line 
of motion of a distant object and at 
the aame time, signal to it. This 
mirror, with instructions written on 
the back, eventually became part of 
the equipment of every man in the Sig- 
nal Corpe . 

Wext issue, the writer hopes to re- 
view a book that has created a minor 
stir in the scientific world, it is 
in connection with the 0SRD. Can you 
guess the name of it? 


To graduate in June after a three 
year course with a B.S.E. degree in 
Statistical Engineering, Felix will use 
his newly learned material in c on June t- 
tion with his Dresent work of long 
range planning and programing of pub- 
lic roads. 

Born in Ithaca, N.T., where his 
father was Professor of Psychology at 
Cornell University, he moved with his 
family to Virginia in 1920. 

Starting his collegiate work at V.P. 
I., he graduated from Lynchburg College 
in 1955 with an A.B. in mathematics 
sheepskin in his pocket. Working for 
his masters degree at the University 
of Virginia, he was forced by financial 
difficulties to quit one thesis short 
of the degree. While there as a gradu- 
ate student, he served as student in- 
structor in mathematics. 

A half year as teacher at a Lynch- 
burg public school convinced him that 
he could do better in another field, 
so, for two years, he worked as sur- 
veyor and general engineer. He then 
turned to his present work, traffic 
engineering, at the Virginia Highway 
Department . 

In 1940, as construction engineer for 
the Navy, he supervised the construction 
of the Photo Science Laboratory at the 
Anacostia Naval Air Station, and was 
inspector of the Naval Hospital Tower 
at Bethesda, Ud. 

After V-J Day, he was transferred to 
his present post at the Public Roads 
Administration. 

With whatever time that remains after 
studying for his twelve hour schedule, 
Felix has used his woodworking hobby to 
make household furniture. One of his 
projects is furnishing the nursery of 
his eight month old son, Fred. 


tome of the foremoet men of the eleo- 
trioal field apeak on ourrent eubjeota 
in your language, enjoy Noolal inter- 
course with your fellow engineer e and 
engineering profeeeora, attend the 
planned parti ee and field tripe. 

For the November meeting. Dr. H. B. 
Brooks, recently retired from the 
Bureau of Standards, designer of the 
Brooks depletion potentiometer, will 
speak from experience on, "The Early 
History of the Distribution of Eleot- 
rioal Energy." 

For any information on your EE 
sooiety, oontaot one of the following 
officers! 

Clifton Williamson - Chairman 

Miss Bemadine l. Dunfeo - Vice-Chun. 

Miss Marjorie Rhodes - Seo'y-Treas. 

This is your soolaty! 

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NOVEMBER. 1946 


THE MECHELECIV 


PAGE 


Bolts, Volts and Jolts 

We're supposed to have an original 
column of humor this year— none of Joe 
Miller's warmed-over left-overs. What 
shall we use for Jokes, then? 

Well, take my brother-in-law— he' s a 
Jokel 1 can't describe him very well. 

1 don't even know how tall he is — I've 
never seen him standing up. I can't 
say he's really lazy, though, 'cause 
he has at least one ambition. He wants 
to fill the Grand Canyon with empty 
beer cans. I think his second ambition 
is to make me pay for the beer l 
I heard about a guy .who was even 
lazier than him, though. This guy was 
asleep up in a big oak tree. The local 
yokels called him the laziest feller 
in town. Seems he had fallen asleep 
on an acorn 55 years ago It 

I finally found a place to stay. 

It's just a room with an adjoining 
towel. I got into bed and when I 
closed the door, the doorknob got 
into bed with me 


F. A. Howard 

Con't from page 1 

Vice-President, Standard Oil Co. 

President and director. Standard 

Oil Development Co. 

President and director. Standard 

Oil Catalytic Co. 

President and director of the Hydro 

Patent Co. 

President and director. Hydraulic 

Engineering and Chemical Co. 

He is a member of the American Patent 
Law Association, American Petroleum 
Institute and Sigma Nu social frater- 
nity. 

Mr. Howard has been active in recent 
years promoting endowments for the Can- 
cer Institute of America. He is now 
actively engaged in raising funds for 
the George Washington School of Engi- 
neering. Mr. Howard has donated $5,000 
for the purpose of founding a lecture- 
ship to Interest student engineers in 
the field of research at $500 per lec- 
ture. The first lecture of the series 
was conducted last fall when Dr. E. V. 
Condon of the Bureau of Standards gave 
a very interesting talk on the effects 
of atomic energy in the field of re- 
search and its effect upon our every- 
day living.. 

The School of Engineering and the 
University feel proud of the accomplish- 
ments of one of its alumni. 


Customer,- "I want a man's comb." 
Salesman,- "Do you want a narrow man's 
comb?" 




Permit us to brag. We have the lar- 
gest and the most promising M. E. soci- 
ety the university has ever known. Our 
membership is approaching the one hun- 
dred mark and seems likely to keep in- 
creasing. Here is an invitation to MXs 
ME's; Join the ASME for an active and 
profitable year. 

What will you get from the three dol- 
lars you pay for the first year's dues? 
Twelve issues of the Mechanical Engle 
neering magazine, the A.S.M.E. pin, 
monthly inspection trips, which include 
the Christian Heurich Brewing Company 
(bring your own bottle, please), the 
Naval Gun Factory, the David W. Taylor 
Model Basin, the technical laboratories 
of the F.B.I., and the maintenance 
shops of the Capital Transit Company. 
Each meeting will feature either sound 
film, technical or entertaining guest 
speakers. Each meeting will be topped 
by refreshments. Last but not least, 
the A.S.M.E. is planning a party tenta- 
tlyely scheduled for Saturday night, 

Dec. 7th. A second annual party fol- 
lowing the Engineers Banquet is also 
planned. 

As engineering students we should be- 
gin the right way by talking, thinking, 
and acting like engineers. The first 
act is to belong, know your fellow 
ME1>A and join us once a month for a 
few hours of good fellowship mixed with 
engineering interest. 

The officers for the current year are, 
President-Ben Sorin 
Vice President-Frank Weatherby 
Secretary-Nancy Larsen 
Treasurer-Elmer Sunday 
Council Members-Robert Kemelhor 
David Johnson 

The first meeting of the year is 
Wednesday night, November 6. Look for 
our bulletins indicating the place. 

We cordially invite all of you to 
attend. 


GOOD THINGS TO EAT 

LEO'S 

DELICATESSEN 

2133 G. St., N.W. 
Next to Sorority Hall 


Meet Your Professor 

"Go east, young man — -go east", must 
be the motto of Professor B. A. Greers 
shields. 

Although he was born in Kansas, he 
grew up in Oklahoma. 

Professor Greenshields entered Okla- 
homa University in 1916. He later 
left college to serve in the Air Forces 
for a year, later returning to graduate 
in 1920 with Bachelor of Science and 
Civil Engineer degrees. 

At the age of 20 he accepted the 
ftfincipalship of a high school. De- 
ciding to use his engineering training, 
he later accepted the position of road- 
man for the Santa Fe Railroad. Profes- 
sor Greenshields worked at this Job 
until he was offered a position of 
teaching at Marquette. The next year, 
he changed positions to that of teach- 
ing civil engineering at Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute. 

In 1926 he became head professor of 
the engineering department at Denison 
University. It was at this university 
that Professor Greenshields did much 
work on low cost housing under the John 
C. Porce Low Cost Housing Research 
Fund. Then came the start of the home 
planning courses. He worked at this 
until 1929 when he began hie work in 
the field in which he is most well- 
known — that of Traffic Engineer. Pro- 
fessor Greenshields realized at this 
time that highways in the past were 
always built from the mechanical view- 
point without considering the actual 
needs of the driver, such as reflexes 
and visibility. It was at this time 
that he decided that he should "have 
a few more degrees". He then obtained 
hie Master of Science and Doctor of 
Philosophy degrees in Civil Engineering 
Highway Transportation at the Univer- 
sity of Michigan. In 1957, Professor 
Greenshields accepted the position of 
Assistant Professor at City College of 
New York. He remained there until 
1940 when he accepted a position with 
Polytechnic Institute. 

In 1944, he was presented an oppor- 
tunlty to conduct research of traffic 
at the Yale Bureau of Highway Traffic. 
During his research, he introduced 
numerous new methods in the field of 
traffic engineering such as traffic 
flow survey from the air. The fall 
and summer of 1945 were then spent at 
New York University. 

Professor Greenshields accepted the 
position of Assistant Professor of 

at Ge0r « e Washington 
University this semester. At the nre- 
sent, his family i 8 living in Texas^ 
Professor Greenshields deserted* 
George Washington University as beina 
a cosmopolitan college, a sort of 
pymedium between a city and an out^f 
town college. As for societies .Li 
neera take note— he is a member’ 

SiS '“ T “ U * IOta and 


Customer,- "No, I want a comb for a 
stout man with rubber teeth." 








bridge, at which'he'irV«p££ 



NOVEMBER. 1946 

SIGMA TAU 

Important Not, Ire* 

Xi Chapter welcomes back all Sigma 
Taus who have returned from the ser- 
vice. 

Will those who have not been noti- 
fied of the meetings please leave a 
note in Dean Feiker's office addressed 
to Sigma Tau, giving their names and 
addresses. 

Engineering Library 

A major topic of discussion at the 
last meeting was the serious inade- 
quacy of library facilities at school 
for the engineers. All who, in pre- 
vious years, have tried to obtain re- 
ference books or technical magazines 
in Lisner Library know of what we 
speak. The greatly increased enroll- 
ment has made the situation impossible. 

Sigma Tau has under discussion a pro- 
ject for expanding library facilities 
for the Engineering School. This pro- 
ject centers about an "Engineers' Re- 
ference Room", to be set aside in Lis- 
ner Hall, whose shelves will be 
stacked with handbooks, textbooks, and 
recently published works of recognized 
authorities, in addition to all peri- 
odicals and magazines pertaining to 
engineering. 


LUNCH AT 

G. W. Food 
Shoppe 

ACROSS FROM 0OV. 

2,,0 T G St., N.W. 


THE MECHELECIV 

THETA TAU 

Gamma Beta Chapter, Theta Tau Fra- 
ternity, is indeed fortunate in having 
so many of its old members returned 
from the services to take up again 
their duties as actives. Gamma Beta 
welcomes you back with the request 
that you cooperate to the best of your 
ability to make our fraternity one of 
the most active on the campus. 

Hal Thomasson, one of our present 
actives just returned from the service, 
had a pleasant surprise the weekend of 
the 19th. It seems that Hal's present 
interest flew down from Boston, arriv- 
ing in Washington about two A.M. Hal 
starts his duties as radio engineer 
for WOL at five in the morning and as 
a result. of his early morning awaken- 
ing, he didn't get his usual shut-eye. 

Bob Weston, one of the Alumni, has 
been seen escorting a most luscious 
blond. 

Continued on page 6 


PAGE 5 

Inquiring Reporter 

The question asked this week 
was "What do you think of your 
lounge?" It was asked last 
Tuesday during the noon hour in 
the lounge. Here are some of 
the novel replies. 

0. E. Boggs, Junior EE — 

The lounge is too small. There 
is not enough room to study. 

D. R. Davidson, Freshman EE- 
I can't see any use of a map 
of France on the wall. It should 
be replaced by some good pin-up 
pictures . 

J. W. White, Freshman EE — 

The lounge needs many things 
such as ashtrays, chairs, lamps, 
better ventilation and last, the 
skylight should be cleaned. 

A. C. Brown, Junior HE — 

This lounge was good enough 
for our fourfathers, but then 
four people don't take up as 
much room as five hundred fresh- 
men. 


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PAGE 6 


NOVEMBER. 1946 

THETA TAU 

Continued fr o«i auge 5 

Mickey Schulte is back in school 
again, having just returned from the 
service with his chest out and his 
head high, bragging about his first 
offs pring. 

Nick Toffalo is back in school, not 
satisfied with an E.E. degree, has de- 
cided to be a physicist. Good luck, 
Nick, more power to you. 

George Kalv, having just returned 
from the service, is going full blast 
toward a degree and is instructing on 
the side. George has pitched in and 
done a swell job for the active chap- 
ter to date. So has Dick Fenton. 

Dick has been acting as Scribe as the 
elected Scribe has more duties than 
would permit him to do the job he wan- 
ted. Keep at it, Dick. 

It is a public fact that Frank Mit- 
chell of the alumni is to be married 
to Miss Laura Elizabeth Wells at the 
Metropolitan Memorial Church at 4s50, 
Nov. 2. The active chapter wishes the 
newly-weds the best of everything. 

Enough chatter. Let's get down to 
the future. The Chapter has plans for 
not less than two pledge parties this 
Fall, one of which will possibly be at 
Twin Oaks. It looks like another ac- 
tive year for Gamma Beta. 


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Again this year, as in other 
years, the student chapter of 
tie American oociety of Civil 
Engineers finds itself with the 
smallest membership of all the 
societies. Hot out to break any 
precedent, our group believes 
thut the present size of mem- 
bership is conducive to the ease 
and flexibility of operation 
desired in the promotion of 
gro>. ter unuers tending of engi- 
neering principles and the con- 
vivial rein tionsnips which exist 
in a:iy progressive undergraduate 
body . 

We feel fortunate in retaining 
Assistant Dean Carl ti. Wnlther 
as our advisor. His guidance 
again attaches significant au- 
thorship to the society functions. 


As o start toward the seasons 
activities, student members were 
invited to hear Mr. John H. 
Atansoff, of the Naval Research 
Division, wno spoke at tne Cos- 
mos Ciuo October on ''dome 
Technical Aspects of Bikini''. 

The chapter's projected pro- 
gram includes prominent speakers 
sound movies, inspection trips, 
arm an geeping with our attested 
informal i t., , s few stag func- 
tions. 

A.b.C.n. meaoers'. .-.ttanu toe 
first regular meeting on hovemoex' 
6, at D:iiO p.m. 


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